Ok I didn't really lose my sight, but I did visit the eye doctor for the first time in eleven years.
Yes, I said eleven.
I'm on top of things that like.
They did this thing, maybe you've heard of it. It's called Dilating your eyes.
Me no likey.
I've always had pretty perfect vision -- no glasses or contacts -- so it was so bizarre to have my eyes dilated and then not be able to read ANYTHING on the walls of the office. I could barely stand to keep my eyes open! It was horrible.
**on a side note, I found out that I have an astigmatism, that apparently I damaged my eyes when I was young by spending waaaay too much time sunbathing, I'm FAR-SIGHTED, aaaannnndd I have cataracts! This just gets better and better.
The cataracts aren't in a place where it will be a bother to me, but still!
Who under 75 has cataracts?
Maybe I lot of people. I wouldn't know considering the fact that I don't spend much time at the eye doc.
Basically, they said I could get reading glasses if I want (I don't). They also mentioned that looking at phones, laptops, ect didn't help the cause -- My first thoughts were, well I'm a blogger so that's not gonna change any time soon -- And they suggested polarized sunglasses which means I finally get to buy a nice pair! My husband never lets me get good ones because he says I'm not careful with stuff blah blah blah yada yada yada.
Dang. This means I have to be careful with stuff. I'm sooo not good at that.
But the one thing I learned from my long-overdue trip to the eye doctor is that I am so grateful for my clear sight! The couple of hours it took for my eyes to clear back up were long enough for me to get a double dose of gratitude in that department!
The saying really is true, you don't appreciate what you've got until it's gone!
On a positive note, I did get to wear sunglasses indoors, which my co-workers were sure to make fun of.
(I'm unable to download the photo, but if you wanna see the coolness, click here.